Bar Lazy L Ranch

(970) 367-4187

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About Us


Shane and Forest Yeager

Shane and Forest Yeager are the owners, and they spend the evening showing you what is so special about the Yampa Valley.  We're a sixth generation Routt County family, raising the seventh generation on the family ranch.  This is truly a family business, so you'll probably see our daughter, Shealynne, and son, Brandon, helping out at some point, since they help out on a regular basis. Many of the other people that contribute to the experience are also members of the family, although sometimes we won't publicly admit it!!

 They'll give you grief, stories, jokes, and possibly even some useful information, as they drive the busses, sleighs, and help out. The only ones we're not related to are the entertainers, because frankly, we can't even play a radio without getting static!

The Ranch

The Bar Lazy L Ranch was homesteaded in 1939 by my grandmother and grandfather (about 3 miles east of my great-grandfather's homestead). "Bar Lazy L" is our brand, not to be confused with the "Fila" shoe symbol. It is a registered brand in the state of Colorado. The history of our family and genealogy as it relates to the valley could take up a whole page on its own, so we'll leave it at that.

Percheron Horses

Finally, the section you really wanted.  Our family raises Percheron draft horses.  Percheron's are known for being tall, athletic, and flashy.  They're not necessarily known as a heavy pulling draft horse, like Belgian draft horses.  They are typically a more stylish horse and known for their exceptional disposition.  Not as well-known as the Clydesdales, made famous by Budweiser, but plenty popular enough to be taking the show circuit by storm.  The horses pulling your sleighs were foaled, raised, and trained here on the family ranch. You'll see pictures around the barn of the hitches, and parades that we have been in with our eight-horse hitch.  We use the horses for riding, driving, parades, weddings, and packing for summer camping and fall hunting.  I'm confident that, given time, they'll work their way into your heart just as they've worked their way into ours.